Update on the Chad elephant situation: On August 15, Chad’s High Administrative Authority informed Stephanie Vergniault, president of the wildlife organization SOS Elephants, that the Chadian army seized 30 tusks from the recent Chari –Baguirmi poaching. With the army in pursuit, the poachers tried to cross the river with them but ultimately abandoned the tusks in their small boats so that they could get away. Poachers and soldiers shot at each other.  The poachers ran away and are hiding in a small forest, with the army close behind. While another article will come as soon as the situation unfolds a bit more, for background on this story, see the following three articles I wrote on Mongabay:

http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0726-elephants-chad-neme.html

 

http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0803-neme-elephant-slaughter.html

 

http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0807-neme-chad-elephant-poaching.html